MEGHAN MARKLE owes her success to sister-in-law Kate Middleton for providing inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge’s “Princess masterclass”.
After the PR calamity of taking multiple private jet flights the Duchess of Sussex was promoting her Smart Works charity fashion range at John Lewis’s flagship store in central London, was like the Meghan of old as she gave a ten-minute unscripted speech about girl power that went down a storm with fans gathered outside. One well-placed source revealed: “Meghan accepts that she had lost her way and lost her mojo. “She knows she needs to take radical action to get the public back on board and allow people to fall for her again just like they did when she started dating Harry.”
Many fans think Meghan has her sister-in-law Kate to thank as she looks to bury their differences and learn from the woman best placed to help her.
The royal source told The Sun: “Kate is a huge inspiration, as she has provided a princess masterclass since she married William, and Meghan realises she has a lot to learn from her.
“Kate has been constantly graceful and elegant, flawless, actually and has an intuition for how ordinary British people think and feel about things, which Meghan has struggled to grasp.
“Meghan knows her reputation has taken a battering and she has made big mistakes, but she is convinced she can turn it round.
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton (Image GETTY)
Meghan Markle meeting Beyonce (Image: GETTY)
“From now on we will see a very different Duchess of Sussex, one that is much more humble and considerate.
“One that is more like Kate, basically.”
Meghan was once seen as the next People’s Princess after Diana, whose earrings she wore at the John Lewis event on Thursday.
But, taking four private jets in 11 days while lecturing the public about climate change did not go down well.
Meghan Markle and her husband Harry (Image GETTY)
On Tuesday, Kate’s common touch was in evidence again as she wore a pair of £1.50 Accessorize earrings to open a play garden in Surrey.
Two days later Meghan showed she is learning when she spoke at her well-received charity launch in London.
She told the audience: “As women it is one hundred percent our responsibility to support and uplift each other.
“To champion each other as we aim to succeed.
Prince Charles and Diana (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle (Image: GETTY)
“To not set each other up for failure but instead really be there, rallying around each other and saying, I want to help you.”
This comes amid news that fans have raced to Meghan’s defence after online haters accused her of focusing too much on herself during the speech to launch her capsule collection for women’s charity Smart Works.
During a six-minute address in central London the Duchess of Sussex referred to herself 43 times, either directly by saying “I” or in a non-direct way – but what the haters failed to acknowledge was that Meghan was explaining how she was personally touched by what the charity was doing and felt compelled to get involved.
On her first official royal engagement since becoming a mum, Meghan, 38, recalled how during secret visits to Smart Works office she was struck by the lack of clothing choices available to women looking to make a return to the workplace.
Meghan and Harry’s trip to Africa (Image: Express)
Seeking to offer the women more than just “the leftovers that didn’t sell from the end of the season” Meghan brought to life a wardrobe of five key essentials for women heading into job interviews.
She said: “I kept thinking about it as I went home and it didn’t track for me and I said we have to do something to change this. And a big piece of this is trying to transform the idea of charity to community.”
The American former actress said she has been working with similar initiatives for many years and was delighted to be able to continue her work in her adopted home.
She said: “When I first moved to the UK it was incredibly important to me personally to be able to connect with people on the ground doing really important work and one of the places that I went to very early on was Smart Works.”
She praised the ethos of the group -“women who are empowering each other” – and said she felt privileged to be able to say to the ladies: “What can I do in some small way, how can I try to help you amplify this? How can we make this even better, greater and more impactful for the women that your’e trying to help?”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK